New CA Privacy Rights Act CPRA Makes 2020 Ballot - National Law Review | The MarTech Alert |
The organization known as Californians for Consumer Privacy announced yesterday that it successfully secured enough signatures to qualify adding the California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) to the state’s November 2020 ballot.  The group’s founder Alastair Mactaggart is a well-know public figure who was the driving force behind the infamous California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”), which just went into effect in January.  We previously reported on the latest CCPA developments and litigation trends at length here. 

As of yesterday, over 900,000 signatures were secured from Californians, and still counting.  

The CPRA was introduced in order to amend the CCPA—the law, which has been widely criticized for its overbroad definitions, ambiguous language, and overall lack of clarity.  The CPRA, therefore, aims to expand the privacy rights of California residents and to further increase the companies’ compliance obligations.